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Flood Damage Professionals Based Out of Pensacola

4/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Professionals Based Out of Pensacola Heavy rainfall can flood your neighborhood resulting in flood damage to your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Dry Out Your Home after Flood Damage

Florida is one state that is prone to get affected by severe storms, including hurricanes. Sometimes rain comes down so quickly in Pensacola that your neighborhood gets flooded. Whenever water starts to get deep outside, it is very likely that it will creep into your home through the lower door seals or other weak spots on the exterior of your house.

If a hurricane blows through your neighborhood sometimes the extreme, high-speed winds cause objects to poke holes into windows or exterior walls. SERVPRO's flood damage technicians in Pensacola have experience in fixing problems created by wind. When there is a hole in your house during a storm, sometimes vast amounts of rainwater pour into your structure.

The first step we take in any emergency damage call is to repair any hazards that make the work area dangerous. Next, we fix the door seals or board up the holes in the exterior structure so that no more moisture makes its way into your home. Once the area is safe, and water is not pouring into the building we begin to assess the damage caused by the storm.

Our SERVPRO technicians use their knowledge, experience and specialized monitoring equipment when they inspect the area for problems. We search your house and identify all of the areas of the building that got affected by the storm. We then use monitoring equipment to test the building materials and contents within the affected regions for moisture.

If moisture levels are excessive we use our heavy-duty, truck mounted extraction system to vacuum up as much water as we can. In extreme cases where there is two inches or more of standing water, a submersible pump or sump pump gets used for sucking the water out of the house. If there is not an excessive amount of water in the building, sometimes all of the moisture gets dried out using air movers and dehumidifiers.

Dehumidifiers suck water out of the air dispensing liquid into a container and exhausting hot, dry air. The air movers then push the hot, dry air around the room in a circular motion speeding up the natural evaporation process. For assistance with drying after a storm, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 any day of the week.

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Aging Pipe Material Could Create Water Damage To Your Pensacola Residence

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aging Pipe Material Could Create Water Damage To Your Pensacola Residence Many Pensacola homeowners do not even realize the substantial water damage that their indoor plumbing can do.

Water Damage To Your Residence

Pensacola is no stranger to severe weather systems and heavy rainfalls through large portions of the warmer months of the year. Even with the threat of natural disasters that tend to loom over the heads of all the homeowners here, there is still another added threat that cannot get prepared for as much as someone might like: leaking pipes.

Many Pensacola homeowners do not even realize the substantial water damage that their indoor plumbing can do because they do not fully understand how indoor plumbing works or where these pipes travel through to access fixtures throughout their home. If you have a house that has gotten constructed before the last 15 years or so, you might end up with an indoor plumbing issue do the materials that have gotten used to run water throughout your home.

In many cases, older homes feature lead and copper piping before plastics and PVC showcased a much cheaper and vastly more reliable approach to the plumbing and residential construction trades. For those that still have the lead and copper plumbing, you are at risk for a multitude of situations that could leave you with a water emergency. This possibility does not even begin to brush on the health effects associated with elevated lead levels in the drinking water coming into your home, or sediment from internal chemical reactions between the pipe material and the water continually flowing through the plumbing in your house.

As these materials age, they grow naturally weaker and unable to sustain the pressures your home demands. In many cases, this can get evidenced by small leaks around connection points and elbows throughout the network. Identification at this stage makes our SERVPRO technicians’ job faster by helping to efficiently clean up a small damaged area and locate the area requiring removal and replacement.

The problem is, you might not know when there is a small leak at all, as much of your plumbing gets neatly hidden behind the walls of your home. It is only when the pressure becomes too much to handle, and the pipe ruptures at these connectors, that the real water damage results. If this happens, you should contact our SERVPRO team immediately to help keep the damage from getting worse and restoring your home.

While anyone with lead and copper piping should undoubtedly consider upgrading their home to PVC options, this is not always a possibility for everyone. The best you can do is to keep an eye on the situation and try to recognize the issues before they get out of control. Fortunately, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is always here to help you through it all. Give us a call today at (850) 469-1160.

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Water Damage in Pensacola Resulting from a Fire

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Pensacola Resulting from a Fire After firefighters extinguish a fire in your home, you are often left with water damage along with the fire damage.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Water and Fire Damage Restoration

Whenever a fire starts inside your Pensacola home, damage resulting from the burn sometimes is not the only problem. Many times the fire department comes in and drenches your home with water to put the fire out. After the fire gets suppressed, now you possibly have to deal with moisture damage as well as fire damage.

The two different types of damage inside your house get mitigated using a variety of methods. SERVPRO's water damage technicians in Pensacola have experience in dealing with problems associated with heat and moisture. However, when both heat and water affect a home, many different challenges get presented.

In a scenario where fire, smoke, and water cause problems in a home, there are many different things that must be considered. First off, the area gets made secure so that the work area is safe for occupants and workers. The next stage is the inspection process.

When fire and water damage combine, there are many potential problems that our SERVPRO technicians consider. Sometimes when water mixes with soot created by smoke from the blaze, the result becomes an acidic substance that disintegrates building materials. Also, water mixing with soot creates category 3 contaminated water.

If contaminated water damages porous materials, they must get removed. In areas where both soot and water caused damage, all of the affected materials must get removed. Therefore, building materials such as carpet and drywall get discarded and replaced. If building materials like wooden studs and subfloors get affected by soot, then they possibly get dried out and sealed with a specialized sealant paint.

Other areas that do not get affected by burn damage possibly only receive damage from moisture. If the water that damaged the home in a specific area does not have a high contamination level, then the area possibly gets dried out without replacing building materials. In cases where two different types of damage exist, we use drying equipment to dry out the water damaged portion of the house.

Usually, fire damage mitigation takes place before dealing with water issues. For professional help dealing with the combination of the two types of damage, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 for assistance anytime.

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Overextended Outlets Could Spark Fires in Your Goulding Home

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Overextended Outlets Could Spark Fires in Your Goulding Home When dealing with fire damage started by an electric appliance, it's best to call a restoration company like SERVPRO to make sure it's done right.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Fire Damage Often Includes Dealing With Water Damage

For any Goulding homeowner, appliances play a significant role in making your at-home life comfortable. The downside of this is that you are always at the mercy of when they work and when they do not. With improperly maintained equipment or appliances requiring more power than the outlet provided can supply, you run risks like fires breaking out. Of course, the most advisable thing would be to monitor the condition of the appliances in your house and repair them as needed, you might not be as mindful of the tolerances of your outlets installed in your house.  
Fires can happen with little warning, but you can inspect outlets and do some reading about the required wattage your equipment needs to function normally. If you are exceeding this amount with the outlet you are trying to use, you might consider reconfiguring the arrangement of the room or running a new outlet with the appropriate tolerances. Unfortunately, not every home is going to be able to avoid fire damages in Goulding this way, as many houses are older and paperwork regarding the electrical systems is no longer accessible. 
 
When a fire does occur in your home, the rapid response on your end can often help the problem from getting worse. While our experienced SERVPRO restoration specialists are available whenever you need us, this process must wait for the local fire department to finish extinguishing the blaze. Their diligent work might keep the fire from affecting other areas of your home, but this often comes with an issue of its own: water damage.  
 
With the high volume of water that typically gets used to put out a fire, there is often no place for this liquid to go. The water damage poses a threat not only to the structural integrity of the house in the area where it pools, but it also presents the possibility for compounding damage like fungal growth on top of the other restoration work that needs to happen.  
 
Our SERVPRO professionals get to work right away extracting the water using pump trucks from our fleet and wet-vacs fitted with extraction wands. Drying is the next step in the process, which involves sophisticated equipment like drying mats to pull moisture up from the flooring of your home. Removing the water damage paves the way for all necessary fire restoration efforts to follow.  
 
When your home suffers fire damage from overextended outlets or malfunctioning appliances, you can trust the experienced and professional team at SERVPRO of West Pensacola to help you clean up the mess. Our team is available 24/7 by calling (850) 469-1160.  
 
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Reliable Mold Damage Remediation Methods for Perdido Key Residents

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reliable Mold Damage Remediation Methods for Perdido Key Residents Mold can spread easily during the remediation process, therefore SERVPRO always make sure to contain the mold in the contaminated area.

SERVPRO Always Makes Sure to Contain Mold Spores When Cleaning to Prevent Further Damage

To successfully address mold damage problems, you have to start by stopping the source of the humidity or water. If you fail to do that, the same problem may reappear after a short period of time. That means you have to check for condensation and humidity problems, not forgetting faults in your HVAC system and water leaks in your Perdido Key property.

Mold damage events in Perdido Key can cause health effects, and that is why our SERVPRO technicians use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the remediation process. Such equipment includes a full-face respirator together with a HEPA filter, foot coverings, a headgear, disposable full body outfits, and gloves. We also have the skills to assess the degree of damage before starting the restoration work.

When mold spores move from a contaminated area to a clean area, there is a risk of the same problems starting at the new place. Containment is necessary to prevent such cases, and our SERVPRO team introduces negative pressure in the contaminated area by using a HEPA filtered fan. Blocking the supply as well as the return air vents can also play a big part in containment.

There are also many mold cleanup methods we use during remediation. The technique we usually select depends on the material we are cleaning. If there is water on the surfaces, we can use a wet vacuum to do the removal as long as it is resting on a hard surface. We are careful not to use this procedure when dealing with porous materials since the method may spread the spores.

Never make the mistake of painting surfaces as a way of addressing mold challenges. When you do that, the paint eventually peels off. As a way of preparing surfaces for re-painting, our SERVPRO technicians can damp wipe hard surfaces using detergents. To improve the air quality of the rooms, we may perform thermal fogging.

At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, fire, mold, or storm-related. Call us at (850) 469-1160 and get served by an experienced industry leader.  

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Kitchen Fire Damage Cleanup In Your Pensacola Home

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kitchen Fire Damage Cleanup In Your Pensacola Home The starting point of many residential fires in Pensacola or over the whole country is the kitchen.

Kitchen Fire Damage Cleanup

The starting point of many residential fires in Pensacola or over the whole country is the kitchen. From the intense heat of your oven to open flames on your stove, there are many factors which can spark a fire in your kitchen. It is very common for cook tools, food, napkins, or even your clothes to catch fire while you are cooking. The situation can instantly get out of control. The best way to prevent kitchen fires is thankfully just being mindful while you are cooking.

Kitchen fires can do a lot of fire damage quickly to your Pensacola home. Even if you get it put out, you are left with damage from the flames and heat, plus soot and smoke. Our professionals at SERVPRO can help you get all of this cleaned up and repaired. We are trained to handle these kinds of situations and do so in a timely fashion.

The main goal of mitigation is to secure your structure and stop further damage. It can include boarding up any openings and establishing a source of temporary electricity. If your home is wet from fire-fighting efforts, you also need emergency drying to stop secondary water damage.

SERVPRO’s cleaning services focus on removing the smoke residues and deodorizing odors given off by residues. We consult with you to advise you on any structural parts that can be cleaned and ones that cannot. We need to repair or replace components that do not respond to cleaning.

Your personal property also needs to be cleaned of smoke residues. Sometimes, they can be cleaned right on the job site. In other cases, we pack and move out your belongings to a separate location for cleaning and storage. We subcontract any specialty cleaning such as drying cleaning of clothing, cleaning electronics, furniture refinishing, and cleaning expensive artwork.

Sometimes parts of your structure are damage to the point they cannot be restored to preloss condition. In these situations, the work of reconstructing and repairing these components could require additional skills, so we work alongside licensed general contractors to get this part of the job done.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola ensures that we restore your home in Goulding, Perdido Key, or Sanders Beach back to its state before the fire, even when that requires additional help so that you can return to your home as soon as possible. Contact us at (850) 469-1160 as soon as you can after a fire.

Restaurants Dealing With Mold Damage in Perdido Key

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restaurants Dealing With Mold Damage in Perdido Key Mold problems in the back of of your restaurant can quickly seep out to the main dining area. Contact SERVPRO should you see or smell mold.

SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Root Out the Cause of Your Commercial Mold Infestation Problem

Mold is highly unwelcome in any workplace, but for those of you working behind the doors of a Perdido Key restaurant, discovering mold can be especially horrifying. You have to make arrangements to quarantine food products and prevent exposure during business hours.  

Choosing the right company to handle the mold damage in your Perdido Key restaurant makes mold easier to control. A mold remediation expert makes the worst effects caused by mold contamination manageable while offering restoration services to limit any losses you might experience.

Thinking that your restaurant is immune to mold contamination can be your worst mistake. With all of the customers coming and going throughout the day, high-volume restaurants offer just the sort of environment mold enjoys. All it takes is moisture of any kind, dim lights, and a relatively low traffic area to accumulate mold without anyone noticing.  

SERVPRO technicians can help you understand where mold likes to grow and give you the tools needed to identify problems early. Mold can develop anywhere in your kitchen, under the sink, behind the fridge, in ceiling tiles, and storage areas. The ventilation system can also become contaminated, releasing mold spores throughout your building every time you turn it on.  

Operating a restaurant helps you understand how important keeping the visible areas of your establishment clean can be. However, focusing your efforts primarily on what customers can see also places you into prime candidacy for health code violations and failed cleaning inspections, those that fail to check the hidden areas of their building, also risk dealing with an enormous mold situation.

SERVPRO can make all of the necessary services available, working after hours, avoiding peak times to help prevent loss of revenue when at all possible. With a full inspection of your property, our technicians can assess the extent of mold growing in your building and present you with a detailed outline of how your mold remediation should progress.  

SERVPRO of West Pensacola takes mold remediation seriously, providing excellent services to business owners throughout Pensacola, Goulding, and Sanders Beach, 24/7, call today. (850) 469-1160

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Flood Damage and Electricity in Your Pensacola Home

2/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage and Electricity in Your Pensacola Home SERVPRO technicians turn off all circuit breakers in order to create a safe environment to properly restore your home.

SERVPRO Ensures Your Home is Safe Before Beginning Flood Damage Restoration

Flooding due to heavy rains is a very real concern in Pensacola since residents here have had to experience this in the past. It is, therefore, a good idea to know some ways you can try and protect your home and your family during the rainy seasons. Once such precaution is covering any interior walls with a waterproof sealant. You also want to ensure that your rain gutters are kept clean and free of debris and are positioned so that water flows away from your home.

Sandbags and sump pumps are other great options for keeping the water out of your Pensacola home when you know storms are coming. If the waters still make it inside and you are dealing with flood damage, it is best that you speak with our professional team at SERVPRO for help. We can get to your home quickly to avoid further damage, using our knowledge and industrial tools to do the job correctly and promptly.

Since environmental hazards exist in each flood situation, we use precaution before we begin. These hazards can include structural and electrical hazards or hazardous materials. Water and electricity do not mix, and these types of dangers can potentially be all over the job site. Floods can also cause water to get into the wiring system.

SERVPRO staff first check to make sure all circuit breakers are off at the power distribution panel. It is especially crucial for us to do so if water is inside electrical outlets or wall cavities, or when outlets are located on the floor. We may even need to have an experienced electrician come and inspect your property.

Since we need to use electrical equipment to dry your home out, we need to use ground fault circuit interrupters which cut off the power if too much current is detected. We also always check our tools, cords, and other accessories for damage and ensure ground plugs are not broken, and cords are not frayed. Damaged cords are removed and serviced or replaced.

Once we know that it is safe to work, SERVPRO of West Pensacola wastes no time in getting your home in Sanders Beach, Myrtle Grove, or Perdido Key dry again. Reach out to us as soon as possible by dialing (850) 469-1160, so we can help get your life back on track after a flood.

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Even if You Are Prepared, These Types of Fire Damage in Pensacola May Hurt Your Home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Even if You Are Prepared, These Types of Fire Damage in Pensacola May Hurt Your Home Even though you can take precautions to prevent fire damage, lightning could still strike your home causing external fire damage.

When Fire Damage Strikes Your Home, Rely on SERVPRO to Overcome the Effects

Some types of fire damage in Pensacola can be tough to protect against, even if you maintain your home well and take as many precautions as possible. Although these difficult-to-avoid or unavoidable causes of fire damage can happen to almost anyone, they also typically represent a relatively low proportion of all fires in the area. If a fire should hit your home, do not panic, just call SERVPRO and your insurance provider to start down the road to recovery.

Lightning Strikes

Even with a lightning rod, lightning can still strike your home and cause severe external fire damage in Pensacola. Lightning has caused homeowners grief since the dawn of recorded history, and despite modern advances in technology and materials, it still claims many American homes each year. Your home may also be at additional risk if it is near plants or other structures that lightning can be more likely to strike.

Electrical Fires

Most electrical fires result from freak accidents or unnoticed malfunctions around your home. With how many electrical features and gadgets most modern homes contain nowadays, it can be almost impossible to keep track of them all at once. Whether the accident happened from someone in the family or not, most electrical fires cannot be easily stopped without a fire extinguisher close at hand.

Neighboring Fires

Many neighborhood fires spread to nearby buildings, where they can start anew or cause substantial smoke damage. If your home takes damage from a neighbor's fire, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO to secure restorations as quickly as possible. Even for relatively "light" damage that often results from these fires, professional treatments are often essential. Plus, we can help to negotiate with your insurance provider to ensure that everything goes favorably for you.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola helps local homeowners to overcome the effects of fire damage with professional care and quality of services. Call us for help at (850) 469-1160.

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Water Damage Restoration Available For Businesses Throughout The Goulding Area

1/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Available For Businesses Throughout The Goulding Area Most Businesses in the Goulding Area Do Not Want Water Sprayed on Their Products--Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup

Retail Shops Benefit from the Rapid Water Removal Services of SERVPRO

Water problems strike the Goulding area enough for us to want to consider preventative services offered by local restoration companies. With qualified professionals on your side, you have a much better chance at limiting your losses during an emergency.  

When facing water damage in your Goulding area restaurant, you need access to someone who not only understands how water acts but also someone who can perform a significant range of restorations and possibly minor repairs. Your serving area, bar, booths, tables, floors, walls, ceiling, and all company assets may be affected; not to even mention your customers.

SERVPRO's IICRC-industry certified technicians help prevent additional damage during the restoration process, limiting any downtime or losses you may experience. We can supply you with technicians who have many years experience restoring kitchen equipment such as stoves, ovens, cookers, fryers, and many countertop devices.  

SERVPRO works with you to make the experience as stress-free as possible, helping you remain open if at all possible, and assisting with paperwork for your insurance claim. We are proud to serve the businesses in our local community and want to be your solution to water damage situations that may occur at your place of business.

SERVPRO has technicians available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, anytime, day or night, regardless of the size of your problem, we can be there to help. We have access to both hand-held and truck-mounted water extraction units of various sizes, air-movers, dehumidifiers, infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers that assist with the drying process.  

Whether you are experiencing a small flood or a flood throughout your entire structure, fresh or salt-water, our technicians understand which steps to take to rectify the situation and get you back on track as soon as possible. We also have cleaning, deodorization, and preventative services available to keep your business ahead of the problems that may occur. To help prevent, or at least mitigate emergency damages, we can provide the ERP, Emergency READY Profile Program.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola performs your entire water damage restoration as quickly and efficiently as possible, providing you with quality services that you can count on to help your business recover fast. Contact us immediately for an initial inspection of your property or to begin your restoration, today. (850) 469-1160

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